Unique blog with fresh pictoral news from Sydney. All images by Chris Bajkowski

Unikalny blog z bieżącymi fotoreportażami z największej australijskiej metropolii - Sydney. Zdjęcia - Chris Bajkowski

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Scalpture for Canonisation first Aussie Saint.

The Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, commis­sion­ed Australian sculptor Louis Laumen to produce the bronze sculpture which de­picts Mary MacKillop with a boy and a girl.

The dimensions of the statue base are: 2.5metres wide (width across the front including engraved lettering); 1.5 metres deep and 800mm high from top landing. The statue of Mary weighs 200kg, the girl 160kg and the boy 150kg.

Mr Laumen said he gladly accepted the offer to create this work, understanding the “great significance of the occasion of canonisation and the work’s placement at St Mary’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of the neo-gothic style”.

New monument at the Collage St entrance to St Marys Cathedral

Friday, 15 October 2010

Picassos and Chinesse warriors coming to Sydney

Yesterday in Art Gallery of NSW
Premier of NSW, Kristina Keneally and Arts Minister Virginia Judge announced yesterday during a media call at Art Gallery of NSW, inaugural the Sydney International Art Series, which will bring major exhibitions from around the world to Sydney, including China's famous Terracotta Warriors and a collection of Picasso paintings, as part of a new annual event.

Ten of the life-size warriors and horses, buried more than 2,000 years ago near the city of Xian in northern China, will be on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from December to March.

The exhibition will be the first in the Sydney International Art Series, launched today by Events New South Wales, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Also on display at the gallery will be the largest-ever collection of Picassos to come to Australia.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, meanwhile, will host a retrospective of work by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Premier Kristina Keneally says the new event will draw thousands of tourists to Sydney bringing $20 million a year for the NSW economy.

Art Gallery of NSW director Edmund Capon says the Picasso exhibition will likely be the biggest show the gallery has ever hosted. 

Edmund Capon,
 Director of Art Gallery NSW
Premier Kristina Keneally
 during announcement

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Spring in The Royal Botanic Gardens

Bed of tulips in the Sydney Botanic Gardens

Friday, 8 October 2010

Art & About Sydney *2

Dressed up  and flamboyantly decorated some of Sydney's iconic statues are putting on their finery for Art & About Festival.

Prince Albert The Good
Captain Cook

Queen Victoria

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Art & About Sydney

Art & About Sydney is Australa's foremost outdoor public art festival, bringing contemporary art to city streets, laneways and public spaces. It is vibrant celebration of our city's creative spirit.
This year, the event is focusing on Sydney itself, with much of the work explorin and questioning what it means to live in this exiting and eclectic city.
One of interesting events of this festival is photographic exibition in Hyde Park. The park provides stunning backdrop for large-scale images reflecting Sydney's unique character and diversity. The exibition shows us the many sides of the city through the eyes of 22 most exciting photographers.

Dean Sewell, Sydney Dust Storm

James Hill, The Five Ways Theatre

Tom Williams, The Osman Family - Southerly Storm Approaching Brighton Beach

Paris Spellson, Bondi Beach Local

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Art meet fashion at Cell Block Theatre

Installation, fashion, wonderful music from Jack Colwell and the Owls, Guineafowl, Yoni Diamond and MA, green cocktails, light displays, quilts, weavings, blow up animals, stop motion films and gorgeous models such as Eliza Humble, Simone Kerr and Tiah Delaney on the runway during Emerald Couture the Born Again Spring Fashion Gala, at the Cell Block Theatre, The National Art School, Darlinghurst on Thursday, last day of September.

Emerald Couture brings together fashion designers, artists and the world of fine couture jewellery. Participating artists and designers:Lindy Lee, Akira Isogawa, Nicola Finetti, Susan Andrews, Leigh Schubert, Andrew Hopkins, ANTO, CASI((O)) ONO, Parris Dewhurst, Mies Nobis, Fernando Frisoni, Eduardo Wolfe-Alegria, Lara Merrett, James Broadhurst, Phoenix Keating, Justin Trendall, Carabott, Coen Young, Andéol, Lisa Thom, Jessica Klingelfuss, Elizabeth Eastland, Juz Kitson, Melissa Chalker, J.D Reforma, Shayli Harrison, Susie Williams, Hamish Ta-mé, and Sarah Breen Lovett.

Nice evening.